Author: Sara Cuccurullo
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Release Date: 2014-11-25
" Doody's Core Title 2013! ""This book does an excellent job and is currently the only known review book for physiatrists. The author has done it again, producing an excellent, concise resource that provides clinicians with an optimal solution for studying for the written board examination."" --Doodys Reviews This third edition of the incomparable review bible for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Examination has been completely updated to reflect current practice and the core knowledge tested on the exam. Known for its organization, consistency, and clarity, the book distills the essentials and provides focused reviews of all major topics. Coverage is expanded in the third edition to include dedicated sections on pain management, medical ethics, and ultrasound that reflect new board requirements. Written in outline format for readability and easy access to information, content is modeled after the topic selection of the AAPMR Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwide. To aid in information retention, ìPearlsî are designated with an open-book icon to highlight key concepts and stress clinical and board-eligible aspects of each topic. The text is divided into major subspecialty areas written by authors with clinical expertise in each subject area, and content is reviewed by senior specialists to ensure the utmost accuracy. More than 500 high-quality illustrations clarify and reinforce concepts. The book also provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout and includes a section on biostatistics in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to its proven value as a resource for exam preparation, the book is also a must-have for practicing physiatrists seeking recertification, and for PM&R instructors helping trainees to prepare for the exam. New to the Third Edition: Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect current practice and core knowledge tested on Boards Improved organization, clarity, and consistency Presents new chapters/sections on pain management, medical ethics, and ultrasound Key Features: Board""Pearlsî are highlighted with an open-book icon throughout the text to flag key concepts and stress high-yield aspects of each topic Models the table of contents after the topic selection of the AAPMR Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program used by residents nationwide Authored by physicians with special interest and clinical expertise in their respective areas and reviewed by senior specialists in those areas Organizes information in outline format and by topic for easy reference Includes over 500 illustrations to clarify concepts Provides updated epidemiologic and statistical data throughout Contains a section on biostatistics in physical medicine & rehabilitation Praise for the First Edition: ì... there is no other comparable text in PM&R. The key resource for facts needed to pass boards and useful for those in clinical practice for day to day use as well. - -Doody's Reviews ""I congratulate the editors and authors for coming up with such incredible and concise work...I think that this book is a must for all residents undergoing training in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."" -Saudi Medical Journal ""Over the years many residents have confronted the problem of what to study for the boards...This elegant volume will finally fulfill this critical void"" - From the foreword by Ernest W. Johnson, M.D. "
Author: Todd P. Stitik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-10-23
This practical guide is ideal for healthcare professionals, including family medicine and sports medicine physicians, who wish to integrate peripheral joint and soft tissue injection procedures into their practices. Emphasis is placed on helping clinicians perform injections with accuracy and efficiency. Procedures are presented in a step-by-step fashion. A wealth of illustrations adds clarity, and fluoroscopic images are featured where applicable. Billing and coding are covered in order to aid readers in obtaining reimbursement. Chart documentation designed to improve patient management and medical-legal protection is presented via ready-to-use templates that can be inserted into office notes. Key information on needle gauge sizes and medication dosages is summarized in an easily accessible table. A useful discussion on conducting clinical trials is outlined as well.
Author: Adrianne E. Avillion
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Business & Economics
Now you can save months of time developing a quality assurance program on your own. with Quality Assurance in Rehabilitation Nursing, you'll find it easy to set up, implement, monitor, and evaluate a QA program specific to rehabilitation. All stages of the process are covered, with sample forms, questionnaires, and charts you can photocopy and use or adapt to your facility.
Author: Jane E. Fisher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-11-24
This book is to help clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists and counselors achieve the maximum in service to their clients. Designed to bring ready answers from scientific data to real life practice, The guide is an accessible, authoritative reference for today’s clinician. There are solid guidelines for what to rule out, what works, what doesn’t work and what can be improved for a wide range of mental health problems. It is organized alphabetically for quick reference and distills vast amounts of proven knowledge and strategies into a user friendly, hands-on reference.
Author: Keith Rome
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Bridging the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate knowledge and experience, this new full colour resource uses an interdisciplinary approach to help manage chronic conditions – osteoarthritis, Achilles tendinopathy, gout, rheumatic diseases, forefoot/rearfoot entities, stress fractures/reactions, cerebral palsy – in the lower limb and foot. Each chapter includes sections on predisposing factors, diagnosis, impairments, function, quality of life and management strategies while highlighting any complex features of a condition which may present. The latest advances are discussed with suggestions for new paths of research – ‘future directions’. The text is further supported by additional commentaries from internationally renowned researchers who highlight the key elements of the work and provide a supplementary perspective of the particular clinical condition. A general view of the patient’s needs is offered throughout, connecting clinical realities to real-world patient experiences. Management of Chronic Conditions in the Foot and Lower Leg is a comprehensive, practical tool that can be used to inform daily decision making in practice as well as to support those who build policy and management strategies in the clinical areas covered. Clear content and structure supported by full colour illustrations Includes less discussed conditions such as gout and cerebral palsy Focus on pain, impairment, function, quality of life and management strategies Critical reflections by experts highlight current clinical practice and thinking in research Provides a sound interpretation of research findings Features patient-reported outcome measures and health related behaviour strategies
Release Date: 2005
Bridging the gap between clinical practice and other sectors, this new resource challenges rehabilitation providers to think beyond treatment to disability management. It provides the theories and knowledge needed to effectively manage patients' disabilities within a managed care framework, with the goal of better collaboration with claims adjusters, case managers, risk managers, human resource personnel, safety and health officers, attorneys, peer reviewers, and others in the health care system. Highly visual and packed with useful information, it provides an excellent introduction to the wide variety of interested parties with whom a therapist will interact in the course of managing a client's health. The author has more than 23 years of experience consulting with insurance companies, employers, and the legal sector, and offers proven strategies for collaboration between providers and others involved with the health care system. Filled with numerous illustrations, graphics, and tables, many of which are useful for training and education of staff or clients. The appendix contains a large and diverse collection of helpful information that is not readily available from other sources. It also provides an essential list of resources for further reading about this constantly changing field. Chapters cover theoretical issues (management models, definitions of disability) as well as disability management in long-term care, worker's compensation, outcomes management, legal implications, and more. Case studies throughout the book present realistic examples of situations to improve the reader's technical and critical thinking skills. Focused on managing disabilities (i.e., functional problems) rather than on treating impairments (i.e., diseases), encouraging rehabilitation providers to think "out of the box" and to position themselves better within and beyond managed care.
Author: Robert D. Stevens
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Surviving critical illness is not always the happy ending that we imagine for patients. Intensive care unit (ICU) teams have traditionally focused on short term goals such as stabilizing or reversing organ system dysfunction, with little understanding of what became of patients once they left the ICU. However, research conducted in recent years has demonstrated that many ICU survivors can suffer from ill health and mental health issues for months or years to follow. The Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care identifies the long term outcomes of ICU and the steps that can be taken to improve patients' health and wellbeing. Describing the major clinical syndromes affecting ICU survivors, the book delineates established or postulated biological mechanisms of the post-acute recovery process, and discusses strategies for treatment and rehabilitation to promote recovery in the ICU and in the long term. Many ICU survivors suffer from a range of long-lasting physical and psychological issues such as end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, cognitive impairment, neuromuscular weakness, and depression or anxiety, which affect their overall quality of life and ability to lead productive lives. This book discusses the science of the recovery process and the innovative treatment regimens which are helping ICU survivors regain function as they heal following trauma or disease. This lingering burden or 'legacy' of critical illness is now recognized as a major public health issue, with major efforts underway to understand how it can be prevented, mitigated, or treated. The chapters are written by an interdisciplinary panel of leading clinicians and researchers working in the field. The book serves as a unique reference for general practitioners, internists and nurses caring for long term ICU survivors as well as specialists in intensive care medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.
Author: Robert J. Holt
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1998-07-16
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION The need for a thorough understanding of medical terminology has not diminished in the least for pharmacists and other health care practitioners in the five years between the publication of the first edition of this book and this second edition. If anything, it has become greater. The pharmacy profession has further solidified its clinical role in patient care, and pharmacists are more entrenched than ever before in the role of counselor and advisor to both patients and practitioners alike. For more than a few pharmacists, what not long ago was an occasional question from a physician about appropriate drug therapy has become regular consultation concerning the interaction of drugs with the patient, his life, and the many other therapies he may be facing. Pharmacy chains, which not long ago installed glass walls to separate the pharmacist from customers, have asked technicians to count pills while pharmacists are in continuous contact with the patient. Such practice changes have increased the demand for clinical knowledge among pharmacists, including a knowledge of medical terminology, and those demands have been passed on to the authors in preparation of the second edition of this book. While the role of the text is still to help pharmacists be more effective interpreters and counselors, some changes have been made in response to reader requests.